Megaron Athens Concert Hall > Events > Viktoria Mullova, violin
Alasdair Beatson, piano

Viktoria Mullova, violin
Alasdair Beatson, piano

Mullova 2 Benjamin Ealovega

Overview

The great violinist Victoria Mullova returns to Megaron, joined by the Scottish virtuoso pianist Alastair Beatson. Their program is dominated by Beethoven’s Sonatas no. 4 and no. 7. Both are a reference point in the repertoire for the two instruments, which are involved in dynamic arguments, mysterious whisperings, ecstatic exclamations and tender confessions. Making a great leap in time, the two musicians perform an ethereal work by the Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu and the mystagogical masterpiece Fratres by the Estonian Arvo Pärt, a work that established him internationally, unfolding a sacred ritual and a redeeming reflection on the simplicity and immediacy of sound.

Credits

violin

Viktoria Mullova

piano

Alasdair Beatson

Programme

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for violin and piano no. 4 in A minor, opus 23

Sonata for violin and piano no. 7 in C minor, opus 30 no. 2

 

Toru Takemitsu: Distance de fée (Ethereal distances), for violin and piano (1951)

Arvo Pärt: Fratres (Brothers)

Franz Schubert: Rondo in B minor, D. 895

 

Photos

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